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National Team Rankings – August 2017

How It Works
Taking into account all scores recorded at competitions in the last six months, each nation is given a team total based on what its best-scoring group of five senior gymnasts would score in a hypothetical 3-up, 3-count team final.

Individual’s scores may come from any official competition (they need not all be from the same meet), and whichever group of five gymnasts would produce the highest score is the one selected.

Countries that have not shown enough senior routines so far this year to fill a 3-up, 3-count team on each event (i.e., Slovenia, New Zealand, South Korea) are not included.

Rankings will be updated on the 1st of each month, and scores will expire after six months in order to provide the most up-to-date snapshot of where nations are at the current moment (so these current rankings include scores from February 2017–July 2017).

Last month’s ranking is in parentheses.

Previous rankings
July 2017
June 2017

1. (1) UNITED STATES – 173.850
Ragan Smith 14.433 14.550 15.350 14.000
Riley McCusker 14.600 15.050 14.200 13.500
Jade Carey 14.700 0.000 14.050 14.050
Morgan Hurd 14.700 14.200 13.650 13.850
Ashton Locklear 0.000 14.750 14.000 0.000

173.850

44.000 44.350 43.600 41.900
Scores from U.S. Classic (and American Classic) saw the US gain nearly two points on its July 1st total, predominately the result of the massive beam score from Ragan Smith that dwarfs all other counting scores by more than a point, as well as the introduction of Jade Carey’s counting scores on three events.
2. (2) JAPAN – 171.150
Asuka Teramoto 14.900 13.950 14.250 13.200
Mai Murakami 14.800 13.500 14.200 14.250
Sae Miyakawa 15.100 11.950 12.700 14.100
Shiho Nakaji 14.000 13.500 14.000 13.450
Hitomi Hatakeda 14.234 14.500 13.400 13.600
171.150 44.800 41.950 42.450 41.950
3. (3) RUSSIA – 170.881
Elena Eremina 14.466 14.850 14.066 13.800
Angelina Melnikova 14.466 14.400 14.050 14.100
Daria Spiridonova 13.600 14.700 13.850 13.050
Seda Tutkhalyan 14.333 13.366 13.533 13.366
Natalia Kapitonova 13.633 14.700 13.700 13.500
170.881 43.265 44.250 41.966 41.400
4. (4) CHINA – 170.265
Wang Yan 14.400 13.000 13.700 13.433
Luo Huan 13.650 14.533 14.750 13.150
Liu Tingting 13.700 14.366 15.300 13.566
Liu Jinru 14.550 12.550 12.250 12.850
Zhu Xiaofang 0.000 14.350 14.167 12.350
170.265 42.650 43.249 44.217 40.149
5. (6) GERMANY – 168.864
Kim Bui 13.750 14.533 12.733 13.566
Tabea Alt 14.466 14.350 14.066 13.500
Pauline Schaefer 14.100 13.500 14.150 13.533
Sarah Voss 13.750 11.750 14.100 13.150
Elisabeth Seitz 13.700 14.750 13.400 12.700
168.864 42.366 43.633 42.316 40.599
Sarah Voss’s 14.1 on beam from a heretofore unknown mystery meet in Finland proves just enough to inch Germany up ahead of Great Britain for 5th.
6. (5) GREAT BRITAIN – 168.724
Amy Tinkler 14.600 13.725 12.566 13.233
Alice Kinsella 13.750 13.391 14.050 13.150
Ellie Downie 14.950 14.400 13.550 14.066
Becky Downie 0.000 14.600 13.600 0.000
Claudia Fragapane 0.000 0.000 13.750 14.000
168.724 43.300 42.725 41.400 41.299
7. (7) FRANCE – 168.365
M De Jesus Dos Santos 14.366 14.450 14.233 13.150
Louise Vanhille 13.700 14.033 13.550 12.866
Marine Boyer 13.950 13.033 14.900 13.600
Juliette Bossu 13.800 13.900 12.550 13.600
Coline Devillard 14.633 10.800 12.433 12.166
168.365 42.949 42.283 42.683 40.350
8. (8) CANADA – 166.437
Isabela Onyshko 13.400 12.734 14.034 13.234
Shallon Olsen 14.800 12.750 12.700 13.467
Brittany Rogers 14.250 13.634 12.600 0.000
Rose Woo 14.050 13.567 13.634 13.100
Ellie Black 14.500 13.850 14.000 13.467
166.437 43.550 41.051 41.668 40.168
9. (9) ITALY – 166.366
Giada Grisetti 14.100 13.950 13.566 12.666
Desiree Carofiglio 14.000 13.200 13.350 13.750
Martina Maggio 14.800 14.050 13.850 13.400
Sofia Busato 14.550 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lara Mori 13.600 13.100 13.300 13.800
166.366 43.450 41.200 40.766 40.950
10. (10) BRAZIL – 166.350
Rebeca Andrade 15.000 13.800 13.550 13.650
Flavia Saraiva 14.300 13.750 14.100 13.900
Thais Fidelis 13.550 12.700 13.467 13.733
Carolyne Pedro 13.950 13.000 12.900 13,100
Gleice Rodrigues 0.000 13.150 10.350 11.600
166.350 43.250 40.700 41.117 41.283
11. (11) AUSTRALIA – 165.058
Emily Little 14.750 12.775 13.233 13.400
Rianna Mizzen 14.575 14.500 13.200 12.934
Georgia-Rose Brown 13.575 13.800 13.425 13.225
Georgia Godwin 13.775 13.450 12.650 13.425
Cassidy Ercole 14.075 11.650 12.200 11.200
165.058 43.400 41.750 39.858 40.050
12. (12) BELGIUM – 163.615
Senna Deriks 13.800 14.033 12.250 13.450
Nina Derwael 13.650 14.800 13.900 12.966
Maellyse Brassart 13.800 13.300 12.933 13.066
Rune Hermans 13.600 13.566 13.400 13.133
Axelle Klinckaert 0.000 13.650 0.000 0.000
163.615 41.250 42.483 40.233 39.649
13. (13) NETHERLANDS – 163.549
Eythora Thorsdottir 14.100 13.600 14.850 14.000
Sanne Wevers 0.000 0.000 14.500 0.000
Tisha Volleman 14.400 12.800 12.733 13.066
Naomi Visser 13.400 12.900 13.000 12.600
Elisabeth Geurts 13.733 11.650 12.200 12.600
163.549 42.233 39.300 42.350 39.666
14. (15) SPAIN – 162.215
Claudia Colom 13.650 11.750 13.150 12.900
Nora Fernandez 13.733 13.266 13.100 12.833
Ana Perez 14.600 13.833 13.833 13.700
Paula Raya 13.500 13.150 12.100 12.850
Cintia Rodriguez 12.933 12.733 13.200 13.200
162.215 41.983 40.249 40.183 39.800
The Spanish Championship provided an opportunity for Spain to move up in the rankings, gaining nearly two points in its previous total, largely the result of Ana Perez debuting her full difficulty on vault and floor to bump up those totals significantly. Most of her teammates also used the championship to pick up a tenth or two here and there.
15. (14) ROMANIA – 161.748
Catalina Ponor 0.000 0.000 14.566 13.433
Alexandra Mihai 13.750 0.000 12.967 12.433
Larisa Iordache 0.000 14.050 14.566 0.000
Laura Jurca 13.150 12.850 12.200 0.000
Ioana Crisan 13.600 13.100 13.150 13.100
161.748 40.500 40.000 42.282 38.966
Olivia Cimpian has been removed from Romania’s team, since it appears she has no intention of continuing to compete for Romania and is currently in citizenship limbo, which accounts for Romania’s fall in the rankings.
16. (16) HUNGARY – 159.372
Zsofia Kovacs 14.600 14.734 13.967 13.067
Dorina Boczogo 0.000 11.267 12.934 12.900
Dalia Al-Salty 13.034 11.900 12.567 12.450
Boglarka Devai 14.467 12.234 12.000 12.334
Noemi Jakab 12.567 12.334 11.967 12.534
159.372 42.101 39.302 39.468 38.501
17. (17) MEXICO – 157.672
Nicolle Castro 14.000 13.050 12.566 13.100
Jimena Moreno 13.466 12.850 12.550 12.740
Karla Vielma 13.600 12.200 12.950 12.760
Mariana Almeida 13.766 11.550 12.200 13.030
Ahtziri Sandoval 13.750 13.300 11.534 11.700
157.672 41.516 39.200 38.066 38.890
18. (18) NORTH KOREA – 157.175
Kim Su Jong 14.450 13.250 12.200 13.250
Pyon Rye Yong 14.375 11.400 13.100 12.650
Jong Un Gyong 13.400 12.100 0.000 12.700
Kim Won Yong 13.400 0.000 12.150 12.400
Jon Jang Mi 0.000 13.350 12.350 0.000
157.175 42.225 38.700 37.650 38.600
19. (19) SWITZERLAND – 156.662
Ilaria Kaeslin 13.433 12.633 13.033 13.100
Caterina Barloggio 12.150 12.800 12.100 11.750
Fabienne Studer 13.466 12.866 12.566 11.833
Lynn Genhart 13.400 12.866 12.833 12.666
Thea Brogli 13.566 12.066 13.200 12.833
156.662 40.465 38.532 39.066 38.599
20. (20) CZECH REPUBLIC – 156.600
Karolina Bartunkova 13.000 9.350 7.600 11.550
Veronika Cenkova 12.800 12.900 13.200 13.200
Vendula Merkova 12.400 12.600 13.500 13.000
Lucie Jirikova 13.200 12.850 12.200 12.950
Aneta Holasova 12.400 12.900 13.100 12.450
156.600 39.000 38.650 39.800 39.150
21. (21) UKRAINE – 156.291
Diana Varinska 0.000 13.933 12.550 12.900
Yana Fedorova 13.800 12.700 12.200 13.150
Valeria Osipova 13.558 12.600 12.500 12.400
Anastasia Beliaeva 13.350 11.350 12.550 12.350
Valeria Iarmolenko 12.000 11.750 11.350 12.700
156.291 40.708 39.233 37.600 38.750
22. (22) POLAND – 154.749
Gabriela Janik 14.033 13.400 12.933 13.100
Paula Plichta 13.467 9.950 12.333 12.733
Wictoria Lopuszanska 13.400 9.600 11.950 11.450
Klara Kopec 12.250 11.650 12.767 11.633
Alma Kuc 0.000 13.300 0.000 0.000
154.749 40.900 38.350 38.033 37.466
23. (23) ICELAND – 153.050
Andrea Orradottir 13.150 10.200 12.050 12.200
Agnes Suto 13.400 12.250 12.450 12.350
Dominiqua Belanyi 12.966 12.850 12.950 12.500
Irina Sazonova 13.400 12.850 12.550 12.350
Tinna Odinsdottir 12.933 12.100 12.450 11.750
153.050 39.950 37.950 37.950 37.200
24. (24) PORTUGAL – 152.799
Mariana Marianito 13.150 10.800 12.550 12.400
Beatriz Dias 13.250 10.000 12.400 12.250
Filipa Martins 13.500 13.666 13.500 13.250
Mariana Carvalho 13.000 11.633 12.250 11.450
Leonor Feijo 12.250 11.200 12.450 11.800
152.799 39.900 36.499 38.500 37.900
25. (25) CUBA – 152.450
Yesenia Ferrera 14.350 12.850 13.350 14.000
Marcia Videaux 13.450 13.200 12.650 13.000
Yumila Rodriguez 12.900 9.250 11.100 11.750
Norma Zamora 13.450 0.000 11.150 11.650
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
152.450 41.250 35.300 37.150 38.750
26. (NR) ARGENTINA – 152.200
Ayelen Tarabini 13.700 12.300 12.200 13.050
Augustina Pisos 13.350 12.750 12.400 12.550
Ailen Valente 0.000 11.950 10.850 11.900
Mayra Vaquie 13.500 10.900 11.700 11.150
Esperanza Fernandez 12.850 10.750 12.000 12.450
152.200 40.550 37.000 36.600 38.050
A successful national championship has Argentina debuting in the rankings at a surprising 26th. In particular, new senior Augustina Pisos, who finished 2nd overall, has provided Argentina the depth to come up with three reasonable scores per event.
27. (26) NORWAY – 151.750
Julie Soderstrom 13.350 12.000 12.400 12.350
Martine Skregelid 13.800 12.300 12.550 12.100
Solveig Berg 12.550 11.900 12.450 12.050
Victoria Bo 12.250 11.500 11.350 12.500
Thea Nygaard 13.100 11.600 12.500 12.950
151.750 40.250 36.200 37.500 37.800
28. (27) AUSTRIA – 151.500
Jasmin Mader 13.550 12.700 12.250 12.266
Bianca Frysak 12.700 12.100 11.750 12.400
Marlies Mannersdorfer 13.000 12.100 12.800 12.650
Beatrice Stritzl 12.900 11.250 10.467 12.500
Christina Meixner 12.100 7.550 12.550 11.500
151.500 39.450 36.900 37.600 37.550
29. (28) MALAYSIA – 150.982
Tan Ing Yueh 13.325 11.650 12.500 12.675
Ang Tracie 13.200 12.050 11.966 12.566
Farah Ann Abdul Hadi 13.250 12.250 11.350 13.550
Li Wen Rachel Yeoh 12.250 11.750 11.800 11.000
Azmi Nur Eli Ellina 12.400 10.500 11.900 12.350
150.982 39.775 36.050 36.366 38.791
30. (29) AZERBAIJAN – 150.416
Marina Nekrasova 13.800 10.500 13.100 13.100
Maria Smirnova 13.200 0.000 0.000 0.000
Yulia Inshina 13.266 12.300 12.250 13.100
Ekaterina Tishkova 12.766 12.400 11.100 12.300
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
150.416 40.266 35.200 36.450 38.500
31. (30) IRELAND – 149.994
Meaghan Smith 13.000 10.667 11.260 12.634
Tara Donnelly 13.350 11.800 13.050 12.250
Chloe Donnelly 13.050 8.800 12.700 12.100
Casey Bell 13.100 12.500 0.000 0.000
Paulina Wiktorczyk 0.000 12.200 10.960 0.000
149.994 39.500 36.500 37.010 36.984
32. (31) PUERTO RICO – 149.969
Andrea Maldonado 13.867 11.850 12.834 13.134
Karelys Diaz 12.950 10.800 11.934 12.450
Nicole Diaz 12.334 10.300 9.634 12.250
Paula Mejias 13.000 11.500 11.500 13.050
Bianca Leon 12.750 0.000 12.600 0.000
149.989 39.817 34.150 37.368 38.634
33. (32) GREECE – 149.816
Argyro Afrat 13.600 12.900 13.150 12.600
Paraskevi Arvanitaki 11.400 9.800 11.250 11.900
Alexandra Emeinidou 12.900 3.000 11.050 11.200
Vasiliki Millousi 0.000 12.600 13.900 0.000
Ioanna Xoulogi 0.000 0.000 12.366 12.700
149.816 37.900 35.300 39.416 37.200
34. (35) TURKEY – 149.800
Doga Ketenci 13.100 9.133 11.233 12.433
Ekin Morova 13.050 12.050 12.150 12.400
Demet Mutlu 13.550 12.750 11.200 12.700
Goksu Uctas Sanli 0.000 1.400 12.900 13.050
Cagla Altundemir 12.400 10.300 11.767 12.250
149.800 39.700 35.100 36.817 38.183
35. (33) SLOVAKIA – 149.116
Barbora Mokosova 13.800 13.667 13.400 13.033
Ema Kuklovska 13.000 10.200 12.000 11.200
Dominika Korpova 11.650 11.533 11.367 11.967
Viktoria Vydurekova 12.750 10.067 11.067 11.033
Maria Homolova 0.000 0.000 12.733 0.000
149.116 39.383 35.400 38.133 36.200
36. (36) FINLAND – 148.449
Veronika Vuosjoki 12.250 8.750 12.050 11.300
Wilma Malin 13.500 11.900 9.600 11.600
Maija Leinonen 13.350 12.300 12.233 11.966
Annika Urvikko 13.200 10.933 11.467 12.100
Helmi Murto 12.900 11.900 11.650 12.300
148.449 40.050 36.100 35.933 36.366
37. (34) COLOMBIA – 148.250
Melba Avendano 13.350 12.300 10.600 12.900
Dayana Ardila 13.800 11.800 11.400 11.900
Ginna Escobar 13.650 9.850 12.300 12.900
Valentina Pardo 12.500 11.350 0.000 11.500
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
148.250 40.800 35.450 34.300 37.700
38. (42) ISRAEL – 147.316
Ofir Netzer 13.800 10.900 11.625 12.633
Gaya Giladi 13.550 9.050 12.500 12.000
Tzuf Feldon 12.347 8.050 11.750 11.800
Shailee Weiss 13.366 10.300 11.133 12.567
Ofir Kremer 13.100 10.850 12.533 12.567
147.316 40.716 32.050 36.783 37.767
Israel received a major boost from the Maccabiah Games, with several gymnasts recording scores on events they had not competed yet this year, helping Israel gain multiple points on each and every event.
39. (37) DENMARK – 144.999
Victoria Gilberg 11.500 11.450 12.050 12.450
Mette Hulgaard 13.150 12.950 11.800 12.350
Freja Frandsen 12.700 8.800 8.250 11.100
Ida Holst 13,100 8.400 0.000 0.000
Marie Skammelsen 0.000 11.166 10.733 0.000
144.999 38.950 35.566 34.583 35.900
40. (49) KAZAKHSTAN – 144.650
Anna Geidt 11.833 11.150 9.550 11.450
Yekaterina Chiukina 13.100 10.800 12.500 13.250
Olga Bahtgalieva 12.600 9.950 10.900 11.500
Aida Bauyrzhanova 12.400 11.100 11.800 12.150
Tamara Kutichsheva 12.100 10.550 12.300 11.450
144.650 38.100 33.050 36.600 36.900
Kazakhstan rises from the depths after a national championship that provided five full gymnasts worth of scores to use.
41. (39) BELARUS – 143.860
Hanna Traukova 13.000 11.700 12.950 12.800
Svietlana Lifenka 13.000 9.330 11.730 12.300
Natalia Malaeva 12.400 8.600 10.666 10.950
Viktoria Zhuk 12.150 6.600 12.730 8.850
Dziyana Hramko 12.400 10.970 4.700 10.450
143.860 38.400 32.000 37.410 36.050
Hanna Traukova’s appearance at the Sikharulidze Cup this month provided just enough of a lift to Belarus to jump ahead of Singapore, though they ultimately lose two spots because of better gains made by other nations.
42. (38) SINGAPORE – 143.530
Nadine Joy Nathan 13.000 11.766 11.950 11.700
Janessa Dai 12.750 11.266 10.666 11.700
Colette Chan 12.350 11.166 11.566 12.000
Zeng Qiyan 12.500 11.133 10.366 11.566
Kelsie Muir 12.900 10.133 11.500 11.966
143.530 38.650 34.198 35.016 35.666
43. (40) SWEDEN – 143.350
Marcela Torres 13.150 11.650 11.700 12.500
Sigrid Risberg 12.250 11.950 7.450 12.450
Lilia Meisel 12.200 9.700 11.150 10.850
Alva Eriksson 11.150 11.050 9.000 11.350
Sofia Malmgren 12.800 0.000 11.100 11.600
143.350 38.200 34.650 33.950 36.550
44. (41) CHINESE TAIPEI – 142.675
Fang Ko Ching 13.500 11.450 12.600 12.200
Lai Pin Ju 12.900 9.650 13.175 11.850
Chen Feng Chih 12.450 10.300 10.650 10.750
Wu Sing Feng 13.300 8.450 10.700 11.050
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
142.675 39.700 31.400 36.475 35.100
45. (43) COSTA RICA – 141.450
Heika Del Sol Salas 13.300 11.850 11.550 12.150
Franciny Morales 12.850 11.200 11.650 10.950
Mariana Andrade 11.250 11.600 10.900 11.150
Ariana Castaneda 12.300 11.150 8.500 9.750
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
141.450 38.450 34.650 34.100 34.250
46. (44) VENEZUELA – 138.750
Milca Leon 12.600 11.300 9.800 11.300
Pamela Arriojas 12.000 10.550 11.650 10.650
Karla Escorche 12.750 10.550 9.800 11.450
Eliana Gonzalez 13.450 7.650 11.500 11.850
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
138.750 38.800 32.400 32.950 34.600
47. (45) INDIA – 136.250
Pranati Nayak 13.250 9.250 12.500 10.950
Aruna Budda Reddy 13.500 8.750 9.500 11.650
Dwija Asher 12.300 10.300 0.000 11.100
Pranati Das 0.000 10.750 11.050 10.350
Swastika Ganguly 12.200 0.000 9.650 0.000
136.250 39.050 30.300 33.200 33.700
48. (46) BULGARIA – 135.473
Greta Banishka 13.341 10.483 12.333 12.100
Desislava Todorova 12.333 9.400 10.800 11.666
Valentina Rashkova 12.600 0.000 0.000 0.000
Yoana Yankova 12.450 8.500 12.200 9.700
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
135.473 38.391 28.383 35.233 33.466
49. (47) GUATEMALA – 134.400
Ana Palacios 13.350 8.450 10.850 12.550
Marcela Bonifasi 11.250 9.500 11.600 12.400
Katherine Godinez 12.400 9.050 11.400 11.600
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
134.400 37.000 27.000 33.850 36.550
50. (48) PHILIPPINES – 133.100
Kaitlin DeGuzman 11.950 10.000 11.450 12.200
Cristina Onofre 12.500 9.450 10.900 11.650
Katrina Evangelista 10.800 8.800 10.750 10.850
Mariana Hermoso 0.000 8.450 10.000 11.400
Rachelle Arellano 12.050 0.000 0.000 0.000
133.100 36.500 28.250 33.100 35.250
51. (50) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – 130.400
Yamilet Pena 14.050 12.350 10.350 11.800
Sandra Contreras 12.050 7.750 10.100 11.400
Alonda Echavarria 11.450 10.200 7.650 11.250
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
130.400 37.550 30.300 28.100 34.450
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National Team Rankings — July 2017

How It Works
Using all scores recorded at competitions in the last six months, each nation is given a team total based on what its best-scoring group of five senior gymnasts would score in a hypothetical 3-up, 3-count team final.

Individual’s scores may come from any official competition (they need not all be from the same meet), and whichever group of five gymnasts would produce the highest score is the one selected.

Countries that have not shown enough senior routines so far this year to fill a 3-up, 3-count team on each event (i.e., Slovenia, New Zealand, South Korea) are not included.

Rankings will be updated on the 1st of each month, and scores will expire after six months in order to provide the most up-to-date snapshot of where nations are at the current moment.

Last month’s ranking is in parentheses. The full rankings from June 1st may be found here. Continue reading National Team Rankings — July 2017

National Team Rankings – June 2017

How It Works
Nations are ranked by what their best possible team of five senior gymnasts would score in a hypothetical 3-up, 3-count team final, using scores recorded so far in 2017.

Individual’s scores may come from any reported elite competition this year (the four event scores need not all be from the same meet), and whichever five gymnasts would produce the highest 3-up, 3-count total with those scores is the team used.

Countries that have not shown enough senior routines so far this year to fill a 5-3-3 team on each event (i.e., Slovenia, Slovakia, South Korea) are not included.

Rankings will be updated every two months, and scores will expire after six months, meaning only scores recorded in the last half-year are eligible to be counted.

 1. UNITED STATES – 172.083
Ragan Smith 14.433 14.400 13.266 14.000
Riley McCusker 14.600 15.050 14.200 13.500
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf 14.500 13.800 11.800 14.050
Abby Paulson 13.700 14.300 14.200 13.900
Ashton Locklear 0.000 14.750 14.000 0.000

172.083

43.533 44.200 42.400 41.950
2. RUSSIA – 170.881
Elena Eremina 14.466 14.850 14.066 13.800
Angelina Melnikova 14.466 14.400 14.050 14.100
Daria Spiridonova 13.600 14.700 13.850 13.050
Seda Tutkhalyan 14.333 13.366 13.533 13.366
Natalia Kapitonova 13.633 14.700 13.700 13.500
 170.881 43.265 44.250 41.966 41.400
3. CHINA – 170.265
Wang Yan 14.400 13.000 13.700 13.433
Luo Huan 13.650 14.533 14.750 13.150
Liu Tingting 13.700 14.366 15.300 13.566
Liu Jinru 14.550 12.550 12.250 12.850
Zhu Xiaofang 0.000 14.350 14.167 12.350
 170.265  42.650  43.249 44.217 40.149
 4. JAPAN – 170.250
Asuka Teramoto 14.900 13.950 14.250 13.200
Mai Murakami 14.800 13.500 14.200 14.250
Sae Miyakawa 15.050 11.950 12.700 13.850
Shiho Nakaji 14.000 13.500 14.000 13.450
Hitomi Hatakeda 14.234 13.900 13.200 13.600
 170.250  44.750  41.350 42.450 41.700
5. GREAT BRITAIN – 169.091
Amy Tinkler 14.600 13.725 12.566 13.233
Alice Kinsella 13.750 13.391 14.050 13.350
Ellie Downie 14.950 14.400 13.550 14.066
Georgia-May Fenton 13.350 14.900 12.050 11.650
Claudia Fragapane  0.000 0.000 13.750 14.000
 169.091  43.300 43.025 41.350 41.416
6. FRANCE – 168.365
Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos 14.366 14.450 14.233 13.150
Louise Vanhille 13.700 14.033 13.550 12.866
Marine Boyer 13.950 13.033 14.900 13.600
Juliette Bossu 13.800 13.900 12.550 13.600
Coline Devillard 14.633 10.800 12.433 12.166
 168.365  42.949 42.283 42.683 40.350
 7. GERMANY – 167.914
Kim Bui 13.750 14.533 12.733 13.400
Tabea Alt 14.466 14.350 14.066 13.500
Pauline Schaefer 14.100 13.500 13.766 13.533
Helene Schaefer 13.800 12.800 13.650 12.350
Elisabeth Seitz 13.700 14.750 13.066 0.000
 167.914 42.366 43.633 41.482 40.433
 8. CANADA – 166.437
Isabela Onyshko 13.400 12.734 14.034 13.234
Shallon Olsen 14.800 12.750 12.700 13.467
Brittany Rogers 14.250 13.634 12.600 0.000
Rose Woo 14.050 13.567 13.634 13.100
Ellie Black 14.500 13.850 14.000 13.467
 166.437  43.550 41.051 41.668 40.168
9. ITALY – 166.300
Giada Grisetti 14.100 13.950 13.500 12.366
Desiree Carofiglio 14.000 13.200 13.350 13.750
Martina Maggio 14.800 14.050 13.850 13.400
Sofia Busato 14.550 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lara Mori 13.600 13.100 13.300 13.800
166.300 43.450 41.200 40.700 40.950
 10. BRAZIL – 166.200
Rebeca Andrade 15.000 13.800 13.550 13.650
Flavia Saraiva 14.300 13.750 14.100 13.900
Thais Fidelis 13.550 12.700 13.467 13.733
Carolyne Pedro 13.950 13.000 12.900 12.600
X 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
 166.200 43.250 40.550 41.117 41.283
 11. AUSTRALIA – 165.058
Emily Little 14.750 12.775 13.233 13.400
Rianna Mizzen 14.575 14.500 13.200 12.934
Georgia-Rose Brown 13.575 13.800 13.425 13.225
Georgia Godwin 13.775 13.450 12.650 13.425
Cassidy Ercole 14.075 11.650 12.200 11.200
 165.058  43.400 41.750 39.858 40.050
12. ROMANIA – 162.797
Catalina Ponor 0.000 0.000 14.566 13.433
Olivia Cimpian 14.266 11.966 12.366 12.966
Larisa Iordache 0.000 14.050 14.566 0.000
Laura Jurca 13.150 12.850 12.200 0.000
Ioana Crisan 13.600 13.100 13.150 13.100
162.797 41.016 40.000 42.282 39.466
13. NETHERLANDS – 161.874
Eythora Thorsdottir 14.100 13.600 14.850 14.000
Sanne Wevers 0.000 0.000 14.500 0.000
Tisha Volleman 14.400 12.800 12.200 13.066
Kirsten Polderman 13.600 12.058 12.233 12.600
Anne Klein 13.600 10.900 9.400 12.667
161.874 42.100 38.458 41.583 39.733
14. BELGIUM – 161.415
Senna Deriks 13.800 14.033 12.25 13.450
Nina Derwael 13.650 14.633 13.45 12.966
Julie Meyers 13.633 12.750 11.900 11.850
Rune Hermans 13.350 13.150 13.150 12.750
Axelle Klinckaert 0.000 13.650 0.000 0.000
 161.415 41.083 42.316 38.850 39.166
 15. SPAIN – 159.415
Claudia Colom 13.650 11.350 13.150 12.800
Nora Fernandez 13.733 13.200 13.100 12.833
Ana Perez 13.650 13.833 13.233 12.700
Paula Raya 13.433 12.933 11.833 12.167
Cintia Rodriguez 12.933 12.733 13.200 13.200
 159.415 41.033 39.966 39.583 38.833
16. HUNGARY – 159.372
Zsofia Kovacs 14.600 14.734 13.967 13.067
Dorina Boczogo 0.000 11.267 12.934 12.900
Dalia Al-Salty 13.034 11.900 12.567 12.450
Boglarka Devai 14.467 12.234 12.000 12.334
Noemi Jakab 12.567 12.334 11.967 12.534
159.372 42.101 39.302 39.468 38.501
17. MEXICO – 157.252
Nicolle Castro 14.000 13.050 12.566 13.100
Jimena Moreno 13.466 12.700 12.550 12.740
Paulina Guerra 13.700 10.800 12.700 12.660
Mariana Almeida 13.766 11.550 12.200 13.030
Ahtziri Sandoval 13.750 13.300 11.534 11.700
153.550 41.050 37.600 37.850 37.050
 18. NORTH KOREA – 157.175
Kim Su Jong 14.450 13.250 12.200 13.250
Pyon Rye Yong 14.375 11.400 13.100 12.650
Jong Un Gyong 13.400 12.100 0.000 12.700
Kim Won Yong 13.400 0.000 12.150 12.400
Jon Jang Mi 0.000 13.350 12.350 0.000
157.175 42.225 38.700 37.650 38.600
19. UKRAINE – 156.291
Diana Varinska 0.000 13.933 12.550 12.900
Yana Fedorova 13.800 12.700 12.200 13.150
Valeria Osipova 13.558 12.600 12.500 12.400
Anastasia Beliaeva 13.350 11.350 12.550 12.350
Valeria Iarmolenko 12.000 11.750 11.350 12.700
156.291 40.708 39.233 37.600 38.750
 20. SWITZERLAND – 155.280
Ilaria Kaeslin 13.433 12.633 13.033 13.100
Caterina Barloggio 12.150 12.800 12.100 11.750
Fabienne Studer 13.333 12.700 12.566 11.833
Lynn Genhart 13.400 12.866 12.833 12.666
Thea Brogli 13.200 11.966 12.433 12.550
155.280  40.166 38.366 38.432 38.316
21. POLAND – 154.749
Gabriela Janik 14.033 13.400 12.933 13.100
Paula Plichta 13.467 9.950 12.333 12.733
Wictoria Lopuszanska 13.400 9.600 11.950 11.450
Klara Kopec 12.250 11.650 12.767 11.633
Alma Kuc 0.000 13.300 0.000 0.000
 154.749 40.900 38.350 38.033 37.466
22. CZECH REPUBLIC – 153.282
Adela Merkova 12.500 11.900 13.050 12.500
Veronika Cenkova 12.800 12.600 12.000 12.750
Vendula Merkova 12.350 12.516 13.500 13.000
Lucie Jirikova 13.200 12.066 11.850 12.133
Aneta Holasova 0.000 11.850 12.800 0.000
153.282 38.500 37.182 39.350 38.250
23. ICELAND – 153.050
Andrea Orradottir 13.150 10.200 12.050 12.200
Agnes Suto 13.400 12.250 12.450 12.350
Dominiqua Belanyi 12.966 12.850 12.950 12.500
Irina Sazonova 13.400 12.850 12.550 12.350
Tinna Odinsdottir 12.933 12.100 12.450 11.750
153.050 39.950 37.950 37.950 37.200
24. PORTUGAL – 152.799
Mariana Marianito 13.150 10.800 12.550 12.400
Beatriz Dias 13.250 10.000 12.400 12.250
Filipa Martins 13.500 13.666 13.500 13.250
Mariana Carvalho 13.000 11.633 12.250 11.450
Leonor Feijo 12.250 11.200 12.450 11.800
152.799 39.900 36.499 38.500 37.900
25. MALAYSIA – 150.982
Tan Ing Yueh 13.325 11.650 12.500 12.675
Ang Tracie 13.200 12.050 11.966 12.566
Farah Ann Abdul Hadi 13.250 12.250 11.350 13.550
Li Wen Rachel Yeoh 12.250 11.750 11.800 11.000
Azmi Nur Eli Ellina 12.400 10.500 11.900 12.350
150.982 39.775 36.050 36.366 38.791
26. AUSTRIA – 150.450
Jasmin Mader 13.550 12.700 12.250 12.266
Bianca Frysak 12.700 12.100 11.750 12.400
Marlies Mannersdorfer 13.000 12.100 11.200 12.650
Beatrice Stritzl 12.900 11.250 9.300 12.500
Christina Meixner 12.100 7.550 12.550 11.500
150.450 39.450 36.900 36.550 37.550
27. AZERBAIJAN – 150.416
 Marina Nekrasova 13.800 10.500 13.100 13.100
Maria Smirnova 13.200 0.000 0.000 0.000
Yulia Inshina 13.266 12.300 12.250 13.100
Ekaterina Tishkova 12.766 12.400 11.100 12.300
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
150.416 40.266 35.200 36.450 38.500
28. GREECE – 149.816
Argyro Afrat 13.600 12.900 13.150 12.600
Paraskevi Arvanitaki 11.400 9.800 11.250 11.900
Alexandra Emeinidou 12.900 3.000 11.050 11.200
Vasiliki Millousi 0.000 12.600 13.900 0.000
Ioanna Xoulogi 0.000 0.000 12.366 12.700
149.816 37.900 35.300 39.416 37.200
29. NORWAY – 149.441
Julie Soderstrom 13.350 12.000 12.200 12.350
Martine Skregelid 13.275 11.666 12.500 12.000
Solveig Berg 12.550 11.900 12.350 11.133
Sofie Aateigen 13.150 10.100 11.650 12.200
Thea Nygaard 12.900 11.350 12.150 12.500
 149.441 39.775 35.566 37.050 37.050
30. TURKEY – 147.315
Doga Ketenci 12.933 0.000 0.000 12.433
Ekin Morova 13.000 11.900 11.333 12.400
Demet Mutlu 13.550 12.750 11.050 12.700
Goksu Uctas Sanli 0.000 1.400 12.900 13.050
Doga Ocgocmez 12.300 8.933 11.833 11.166
 147.315 39.483 33.583 36.066 38.183
31. FINLAND – 146.250
Rosanna Ojala 13.166 11.300 11.600 11.900
Wilma Malin 13.250 11.467 9.600 11.600
Maija Leinonen 13.267 12.300 12.233 11.966
Annika Urvikko 13.200 10.933 11.467 12.100
Helmi Murto 12.500 10.100 11.150 12.100
146.250 39.717 35.067 35.300 36.166
32. IRELAND – 145.958
Meaghan Smith 13.000 10.667 11.260 12.634
Tara Donnelly 12.200 10.934 12.030 11.800
Chloe Donnelly 12.800 8.800 11.600 12.100
Casey Bell 13.100 12.500 0.000 0.000
Paulina Wiktorczyk 0.000 12.200 10.960 0.000
 145.958 38.900 35.634 34.890 36.534
33. DENMARK – 144.999
Victoria Gilberg 11.500 11.450 12.050 12.450
Mette Hulgaard 13.150 12.950 11.800 12.350
Freja Frandsen 12.700 8.800 8.250 11.100
Ida Holst 13,100 8.400 0.000 0.000
Marie Skammelsen 0.000 11.166 10.733 0.000
144.999 38.950 35.566 34.583 35.900
34. SINGAPORE – 143.530
Nadine Joy Nathan 13.000 11.766 11.950 11.700
Janessa Dai 12.750 11.266 10.666 11.700
Colette Chan 12.350 11.166 11.566 12.000
Zeng Qiyan 12.500 11.133 10.366 11.566
Kelsie Muir 12.900 10.133 11.500 11.966
143.530 38.650 34.198 35.016 35.666
35. BELARUS – 143.510
Hanna Traukova 13.000 11.700 12.950 12.450
Svietlana Lifenka 13.000 9.330 11.730 12.300
Natalia Malaeva 12.400 8.600 10.666 10.950
Viktoria Zhuk 12.150 6.600 12.730 8.850
Dziyana Hramko 12.400 10.970 4.700 10.450
143.510 38.400 32.000 37.410 35.700
36. CHINESE TAIPEI – 142.675
Fang Ko Ching 13.500 11.450 12.600 12.200
Lai Pin Ju 12.900 9.650 13.175 11.850
Chen Feng Chih 12.450 10.300 10.650 10.750
Wu Sing Feng 13.300 8.450 10.700 11.050
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
 142.675 39.700 31.400 36.475 35.100
37. ISRAEL – 142.091
Ofir Netzer 13.000 10.900 11.625 11.200
Gaya Giladi 13.550 0.000 0.000 12.000
Tzuf Feldon 12.200 0.000 11.750 11.800
Shailee Weiss 13.366 10.300 11.133 10.725
Ofir Kremer 0.000 10.200 12.400 0.000
142.091 39.916 31.400 35.775 35.000
38. PUERTO RICO – 139.805
Andrea Maldonado 13.867 11.500 12.834 13.134
Karelys Diaz 12.867 10.800 11.934 10.967
Nicole Diaz 12.334 7.767 9.634 12.167
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
139.805 39.068 30.067 34.402 36.268
39. INDIA – 136.250
Pranati Nayak 13.250 9.250 12.500 10.950
Aruna Budda Reddy 13.500 8.750 9.500 11.650
Dwija Asher 12.300 10.300 0.000 11.100
Pranati Das 0.000 10.750 11.050 10.350
Swastika Ganguly 12.200 0.000 9.650 0.000
136.250 39.050 30.300 33.200 33.700
40. BULGARIA – 134.740
Greta Banishka 13.341 10.483 11.500 12.100
Desislava Todorova 12.333 9.400 10.800 11.666
Valentina Rashkova 12.600 0.000 0.000 0.000
Yoana Yankova 12.450 8.500 12.200 9.700
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
134.740 38.391 28.383 34.500 33.466
41. PHILIPPINES – 133.100
Kaitlin DeGuzman 11.950 10.000 11.450 12.200
Cristina Onofre 12.500 9.450 10.900 11.650
Katrina Evangelista 10.800 8.800 10.750 10.850
Mariana Hermoso 0.000 8.450 10.000 11.400
Rachelle Arellano 12.050 0.000 0.000 0.000
133.100 36.500 28.250 33.100 35.250
42. KAZAKHSTAN – 131.883
 Anna Geidt 11.833 11.150 9.550 11.450
Yekaterina Chiukina 12.000 9.600 12.100 11.600
Zhanerke Duisek 11.800 9.850 9.900 11.050
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
None 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
131.883 35.633 30.600 31.550 34.100

Week 10 Rankings and Final RQS Scenarios

Here we are. The week before conference championships. Just one meet left to change your ranking and get to a less horrible position. At this point, we know the maximum RQSs and exactly where each team has a chance to end up in the rankings.

For reference, if the season were already over, the regionals placements would look like this:

Regional 1: Oklahoma, Kentucky, Nebraska (host)
Regional 2: LSU, Boise State, Missouri (presumed host: Arkansas)
Regional 3: UCLA, Oregon State, Washington (host)
Regional 4: Florida (host), Michigan, Cal
Regional 5: Utah, Georgia, Iowa (presumed host: Illinois)
Regional 6: Alabama, Denver, George Washington (presumed host: West Virginia)

For the presumed hosts, I just kind of guessed based on general geography.

The regionals tiebreaker for seeds/qualifying is the highest score that isn’t being used among the 6 for RQS.

In case you were curious, this year at regionals the #1 seeds will begin on bars, the #2 seeds will begin on vault, and the #3 seeds will begin on a bye before floor. That means the #1 seeds end on a bye (ughughughughughughugh), the #2 seeds end on floor, and the #3 seeds end on beam. Continue reading Week 10 Rankings and Final RQS Scenarios

Week 9 Rankings, Notes, RQS Update

WEEK 9 RANKINGS
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 1. Oklahoma 197.990
Road Score 1 198.350
Road Score 2 198.175
Road Score 3 198.075
Home/Road Score 1 198.025
Home/Road Score 2 197.925
Home/Road Score 3 197.750
  • This weekend brought a low-for-Oklahoma 197.575 in what was almost not a victory (!) at Michigan. The Sooners remain very safe at #1 but would still need 198.100 in the next meet to set a new RQS record.
  • Nichols competed only UB, got a 10.000 (because Nichols) to complete the gym slam in under two months.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 2. LSU 197.775
Road Score 1 197.700
Road Score 2 197.700
Road Score 3 197.675
Home/Road Score 1 198.150
Home/Road Score 2 197.975
Home/Road Score 3 197.825
  • LSU broke into the 198s for the first time this season in victory over Florida, increasing its lead over #3. The gap behind Oklahoma is still too great to make up this coming weekend.
  • Gnat scored her second 10.000 of the season on VT.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 3. Florida 197.495
Road Score 1 197.425
Road Score 2 197.325
Road Score 3 197.125
Home/Road Score 1 197.975
Home/Road Score 2 197.900
Home/Road Score 3 197.700
  • An overall poor meet marked by UB mistakes keeps Florida in 3rd, becoming much more vulnerable to being passed because of those relatively low road scores as UCLA, Utah, and Alabama all close the gap. At home this week, Florida’s maximum RQS for next Monday is 197.550, which means the Gators may not hold their own ranking destiny.
  • McMurtry scored her first VT 10.000 of the season and third overall.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 4. UCLA 197.445
Road Score 1 197.500
Road Score 2 197.325
Road Score 3 197.150
Home/Road Score 1 198.125
Home/Road Score 2 197.725
Home/Road Score 3 197.525
  • UCLA used a 197.525 victory over Cal to erase a 196 in the RQS picture and move rather close to Florida in 3rd.
  • With a slightly higher maximum RQS after this coming weekend, UCLA could pass Florida this weekend. It would take at least a 197.800, which is no easy task, but UCLA would move ahead if both teams score season highs.
  • In a parade of 9.975s, Katelyn Ohashi emerged with her first career 10 on BB.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 5. Utah 197.355
Road Score 1 197.600
Road Score 2 197.150
Road Score 3 196.900
Home/Road Score 1 197.875
Home/Road Score 2 197.625
Home/Road Score 3 197.500
  • Utah used a 197.500 of its own to stay on track at #5, but because they Utes go on the road this weekend and have that lowish 196.900 to stop, they have a chance to catch both Florida and UCLA and hang right with them in the rankings. Like Florida, Utah’s max RQS after this weekend if 197.550, so if they both manage season highs, they would end up ties. Utah would need a minimum of 197.375 to have a chance to pass UCLA, depending on UCLA’s performance.
  • Skinner also joined the 10 club with her first on FX.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 6. Alabama 197.285
Road Score 1 197.700
Road Score 2 197.225
Road Score 3 197.050
Home/Road Score 1 197.825
Home/Road Score 2 197.350
Home/Road Score 3 197.100
  • Alabama did the job with a road high score, narrowing the margin a little bit behind Utah and UCLA, though not enough to move anywhere. It would be possible for Alabama to pass Utah this weekend but would take at least 197.475 and likely also a Utah miss.
  • Winston’s 9.950 on FX and 39.650 AA score led the team as usual.
green-up-arrow 7. Georgia 196.930
Road Score 1 196.975
Road Score 2 196.925
Road Score 3 196.800
Home/Road Score 1 197.325
Home/Road Score 2 197.075
Home/Road Score 3 196.875
  • A season high 197.325 in the loss to Alabama bumps Georgia up ahead of Denver for the moment in our only ranking movement among the top 10.
  • That score, coupled with Kentucky’s non-counting score clinched Georgia’s spot in the evening session at SECs along with LSU, Florida, and Alabama.
  • 9.950s were key (Snead VT, Marino FX) and critically Snead also returned to the floor lineup for 9.875.
reddownarrow 8. Denver 196.910
Road Score 1 196.900
Road Score 2 196.875
Road Score 3 196.500
Home/Road Score 1 197.150
Home/Road Score 2 197.150
Home/Road Score 3 197.125
  • With an already-healthy crop of home scores, Denver was handicapped in its ability to increase, even by scoring another 197 over the weekend, as Georgia passed by a hair.
  • But, with that 196.500 road score left to drop, the fate of the #7 ranking switches to Denver’s hands this coming weekend with a max RQS of 197.040 compared to Georgia’s 197.020.
  • Nikole Addison scored her sixth 9.9+ of the season on FX with a 9.925.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 9. Oregon State
196.750
Road Score 1 197.125
Road Score 2 196.825
Road Score 3 196.200
Home/Road Score 1 197.325
Home/Road Score 2 196.900
Home/Road Score 3 196.700
  • A season high on senior day sees Oregon State retain the #9 spot and reach the team’s highest RQS total since 2013, still with two meets left to increase it further. OSU does have a chance to challenge Georgia and Denver depending on the performance of all three this weekend, but with Michigan and Kentucky poised to move up even with just OK performances, the bigger task will be keeping this spot.
  • Erika Aufiero went a career-high 9.975 on UB in her senior day routine.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 10. Boise State 196.700
Road Score 1 197.075
Road Score 2 196.700
Road Score 3 196.675
Home/Road Score 1 197.025
Home/Road Score 2 196.700
Home/Road Score 3 196.400
  • Boise State used another solid 196 on Thursday to fend off the challengers for the moment, but with a max RQS of 196.835 after this coming weekend, it will be Michigan and Kentucky’s performances that will decide where BSU is ranked next Monday, more than BSU’s own performance.
  • 9.925s on FX from Stockwell and Collantes sent Boise State to a FX score that was higher than the UB score (what?)
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 11. Michigan 196.595
Road Score 1 196.475
Road Score 2 196.025
Road Score 3 195.725
Home/Road Score 1 197.825
Home/Road Score 2 197.525
Home/Road Score 3 197.225
  • Michigan’s continued ability to pump up its home scores was enough to retain 11th place in the rankings, but this upcoming weekend finally brings an opportunity to drop that 195 road score and move way up. With a season high, Michigan could reach an RQS in the 197s, which would currently place 7th. But, even a meet score of 196.950 would guarantee moving ahead of Boise State, and 197.050 would guarantee staying ahead of Kentucky.
  • It was a senior-day 9.975 on FX from Artz that paced the team, along with a 9.925 from also-a-senior Talia Chiarelli.
reddownarrow 12. Kentucky 196.535
Road Score 1 196.950
Road Score 2 196.150
Road Score 3 195.850
Home/Road Score 1 197.475
Home/Road Score 2 197.100
Home/Road Score 3 196.625
  • Kentucky remains tantalizingly close to a big RQS but keeps missing opportunities to drop lower scores. Still, dropping that road 195.850 is such a juicy proposition and means that Kentucky is in a similar position to Michigan in the opportunity to move way up the RQS ladder with a good result. Kentucky’s max RQS is 196.860 after this week, which would challenge as high as Oregon State in 9th depending on the results of the other teams.
  • This week’s culprit was uncontrolled VT landings and weird wobblies on BB, but Hyland did take the AA crown with 39.325.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 13. Nebraska 196.450
Road Score 1 197.125
Road Score 2 196.550
Road Score 3 196.050
Home/Road Score 1 197.125
Home/Road Score 2 196.825
Home/Road Score 3 195.700
  • Nebraska emerged from a bye week unscathed and still at 13th. Having that 195.700 to drop at this weekend’s Big Five meet does give Nebraska the opportunity to increase RQS somewhat dramatically, but since Michigan and Kentucky have better opportunities and higher peaks, Nebraska’s ranking position depends on what those two do. Really, Nebraska would be pretty content staying at 13th and hosting a regional where the task would simply be to beat an equivalently ranked team.
green-up-arrow 14. Washington 196.355
Road Score 1 196.450
Road Score 2 196.450
Road Score 3 195.825
Home/Road Score 1 197.175
Home/Road Score 2 196.750
Home/Road Score 3 196.300
  • It wasn’t a completely ideal road performance for Washington in a second-consecutive 196.450, but it got the job done, dropped the bad score, and saw Washington move up to 14th. The gap between the Huskies and the second-seeded teams is large enough that it isn’t really a goal for Washington. The remaining meets are more about keeping a #3 seed ahead of a number of teams still capable of passing.
  • BB continues to be the team’s best event, featuring 9.925 from Burleson and 9.900 from Goings.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 15. Missouri 196.325
Road Score 1 196.750
Road Score 2 196.350
Road Score 3 196.225
Home/Road Score 1 197.200
Home/Road Score 2 196.225
Home/Road Score 3 196.075
  • Missouri posted a season high but was unable to move up because Washington had a lower score to drop and moved up even more. This coming week, Missouri has a slightly higher max RQS than Washington, but they’re close enough that it could go either way. These recent higher scores put Missouri in a pretty comfortable position ahead of the challengers.
  • This weekend’s season high was all about the 9.9s, with seven in total and at least one on each event.
reddownarrow 16. Iowa 196.315
Road Score 1 196.550
Road Score 2 196.400
Road Score 3 196.175
Home/Road Score 1 196.725
Home/Road Score 2 196.475
Home/Road Score 3 195.975
  • Iowa keeps putting up very competitive 196s but falls two spots in the rankings because not having a 197 is soooo three seasons ago. In terms of seeded spots, Iowa is safer than some others but not safe, needing another 196.175 this weekend to ensure staying top 18. Very doable.
  • The 196.725 win over Iowa State was all about the FX scores with a 49.525 and 9.950 from Lanie Snyder.
green-up-arrow 17. Cal 196.250
Road Score 1 196.800
Road Score 2 196.400
Road Score 3 195.725
Home/Road Score 1 197.075
Home/Road Score 2 196.300
Home/Road Score 3 196.025
  • Cal recorded a necessary season road high at UCLA of 196.800 to move back among the seeded teams and, for the moment, avoid that Washington regional. With a home meet this weekend, Cal won’t be able to drop that 195 quite yet but can still assure a spot in the top 18 in next Monday’s rankings by scoring 196.550 or more.
  • Draghi and Palomares both hit the BB/FX double-9.875 spot on the wheel to lead the team on Sunday.
reddownarrow 18. George Washington
196.215
Road Score 1 196.725
Road Score 2 196.375
Road Score 3 196.150
Home/Road Score 1 196.400
Home/Road Score 2 196.100
Home/Road Score 3 196.050
  • Another strong 196 nonetheless sees George Washington fall a couple spots in the rankings because staying in the lower 196s just isn’t very regional-seed these days. For reference, in 2011, GW’s current RQS would already have clinched at #2 seed at a regional, but not this year. They’re going to need some higher 196s in the next two weeks to get a seed because of SUU’s likely challenge.
  • Winstanley took the team RQS crown over the weekend 49.325, beating out Droiun-Allaire by a tenth.
green-up-arrow 19. Illinois 196.135
Road Score 1 196.625
Road Score 2 196.150
Road Score 3 196.050
Home/Road Score 1 196.550
Home/Road Score 2 196.025
Home/Road Score 3 195.900
  • Illinois has recorded five 196s over the last six meets to move tantalizingly close to the regionals seeds, though a lower max RQS than any team in the top 18 means getting a seed is still not really up to Illinois for the moment. They’ll need at least a 196.325 this weekend to have a chance to pass GW, but really they’ll need some other teams to make mistakes to get into seeded territory.
reddownarrow 20. Auburn 196.090
Road Score 1 196.450
Road Score 2 196.400
Road Score 3 195.800
Home/Road Score 1 196.100
Home/Road Score 2 196.075
Home/Road Score 3 196.075
  • It’s just not happening for Auburn this season after counting a fall on bars for another unusable 195. At this point, it will be difficult for Auburn to get a seeded spot, so unless Auburn pulls out two scores at least in the high 196s in the next two meets (so that one of them can count), they’re looking at a geographical regional placement (Florida? Arkansas?) Still no fun for any teams that gets Auburn.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 21. Southern Utah
196.030
Road Score 1 196.600
Road Score 2 195.800
Road Score 3 194.325
Home/Road Score 1 197.025
Home/Road Score 2 196.725
Home/Road Score 3 196.700
  • Watch out for SUU this week, the main complication for teams like Illinois and George Washington getting seeds. Southern Utah set another school record (all of those counting home scores were school records at the time) of 197.025. But right now, it’s all about the road scores, both for ranking and for proving status as a realistic upset threat. By dropping that 194.325, SUU could even move into the lower teens by Monday, but will need only 195.950 to guarantee moving into the seeded set and bumping down GW and Illinois.
green-up-arrow 22. West Virginia
195.840
Road Score 1 195.950
Road Score 2 195.800
Road Score 3 195.700
Home/Road Score 1 196.300
Home/Road Score 2 195.950
Home/Road Score 3 195.800
  • A flurry of high 195s has finally pushed West Virginia back into the top 25. RQS is less important for the teams in this sector because a seeded spot is probably out of reach but making regionals is already a definite. WVU is setting itself up as a spoiler-alert host team.
  • WVU’s two weekend meets ended up with similar results, though with polar opposite FX scoring environments. The first meet was crazy tight for 9.7s, while the second featured a flood of 9.9s including 9.950 for Koshinki and 9.925 for Cluchey.
reddownarrow 23. Utah State
195.830
Road Score 1 196.200
Road Score 2 195.725
Road Score 3 195.700
Home/Road Score 1 196.300
Home/Road Score 2 195.850
Home/Road Score 3 195.675
  • The weekend’s second meet ended in an unusable 194.0, which saw Utah State unable to move up any more in RQS and fall behind the surging West Virginia. Still, USU is very safe for an impressive finish this season.
green-up-arrow 24. Ohio State
195.815
Road Score 1 196.450
Road Score 2 195.950
Road Score 3 195.475
Home/Road Score 1 196.075
Home/Road Score 2 195.800
Home/Road Score 3 195.775
  • Ohio State had recently fallen several spots but was able to drop a nasty little 194.3 over the weekend and in doing so solidify its position in a top 25 that is starting to create some serious separation ahead of the challenging teams, which will need to start getting some serious scores to make a real push.
reddownarrow 25. Eastern Michigan
195.805
Road Score 1 196.225
Road Score 2 195.925
Road Score 3 195.400
Home/Road Score 1 196.000
Home/Road Score 2 195.950
Home/Road Score 3 195.750
  • EMU recorded another season high and a very useful 196.225 but fell because Ohio State was able to drop such a low score. But, remaining a solid tenth ahead of New Hampshire in 26th is a useful setup.
  • Kendall Valentin’s weekly 9.9+ on UB is no longer eligible for the unheralded scores section but will never be forgotten. 9.950.

Full rankings at RTN.

And here is the latest update of the RQS Excel doc.

With just two weeks left to alter RQS (the final meet of the regular season and then the conference championship), prospects are starting to solidify. Over the weekend, the top-six group only further established itself as the presumptive Super Six by expanding its margin over the challenging teams. Continue reading Week 9 Rankings, Notes, RQS Update

Week 8 Rankings, Notes, RQS Update

WEEK 8 RANKINGS
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 1. Oklahoma 197.990
Road Score 1 198.350
Road Score 2 198.175
Road Score 3 198.075
Home/Road Score 1 198.025
Home/Road Score 2 197.925
Home/Road Score 3 197.750
  • OU’s 4th 198 of the season on Sunday (198.175), following a Friday 197.675, cinches a program-best RQS. A 198.100 this coming weekend in Michigan would give the Sooners the all-time RQS record.
  • Nichols missed her shot at a 40 by sitting for meet 2 of the weekend, Senior Day Pt 2: Texas Edition, as Lehrmann and Wofford both received first-career 10s on UB.
  • Jackson and Capps both scored career-high-tying 9.975s on FX at the same meet.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 2. LSU 197.695
Road Score 1 197.700
Road Score 2 197.700
Road Score 3 197.675
Home/Road Score 1 197.975
Home/Road Score 2 197.825
Home/Road Score 3 197.575
  • LSU remains comfortably in 2nd with an away 197.675 at Auburn. With all the scores fairly tightly bunched in the high 197s, LSU’s RQS is unlikely to change all that much in the coming weeks.
  • 9.950s from Finnegan (BB) and Gnat (VT, FX) led the team. Hambrick returned to hitting ways to lead the AA. Edney did not compete.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 3. Florida 197.495
Road Score 1 197.425
Road Score 2 197.325
Road Score 3 197.125
Home/Road Score 1 197.975
Home/Road Score 2 197.900
Home/Road Score 3 197.700
  • The Gators recorded a second-consecutive home 197.9, featuring Alex McMurtry’s first FX 10 and fifth 10 of her career.
  • Hundley went 9.975 on UB and 39.675 in the AA, while Baker remains limited to only UB.
  • In RQS, while the home scores are stronger than LSU’s, the road scores lag behind, which takes some of the friction out of this weekend’s visit to LSU as Florida cannot pass LSU in the rankings even with a season-high. A strong road score will still be necessary, however, to ensure fending off UCLA and company.
green-up-arrow 4. UCLA 197.305
Road Score 1 197.500
Road Score 2 197.325
Road Score 3 197.150
Home/Road Score 1 198.125
Home/Road Score 2 197.725
Home/Road Score 3 196.825
  • The Bruins were able to erase that 195 from Monday with a 197.725 against Arizona over the weekend, accounting for the two-spot jump in the rankings.
  • Hallie Mossett’s career-high 9.975 on FX led the team, along with Kocian’s 9.950 on FX and season-high-tying 39.625 AA and Ross’s 9.950s on UB and BB.
  • It is possible for UCLA to pass Florida this coming week, but it would take at least a 197.800 along with a weak showing from Florida, so it’s not the most likely outcome. The focus will be on staying ahead of Utah and Alabama. A 197.450 guarantees UCLA remains 4th.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 5. Utah 197.180
Road Score 1 197.600
Road Score 2 197.150
Road Score 3 196.900
Home/Road Score 1 197.875
Home/Road Score 2 197.625
Home/Road Score 3 196.625
  • Utah recorded its own 197.600 at Arizona State, featuring Tom Farden’s literal dreamscape of how UB scoring might go that culminated in a 9.975 for Lee and 9.950s for Lewis and Skinner.
  • Skinner scored three 9.950s for a 39.750 AA total.
  • Utah can’t catch Florida this weekend, and with UCLA having a higher max RQS, the #4 ranking is in the Bruins’ hands. Utah is looking at needing to outscore UCLA by a little under a half point to move ahead.
reddownarrow 6. Alabama 197.085
Road Score 1 197.225
Road Score 2 197.050
Road Score 3 196.700
Home/Road Score 1 197.825
Home/Road Score 2 197.350
Home/Road Score 3 197.100
  • Alabama’s home 196.925 over the weekend was not high enough to break into the RQS picture, allowing for both UCLA and Utah to pass.
  • Limited without Winston, it was all a little too 9.850, though Sims, Desch, and Bailey did provide 9.925s (FX, FX, VT).
  • Alabama heads to Georgia this week, needing at least a 197.200 to have a chance at passing Utah, but probably needing more than that to do it in reality.
green-up-arrow 7. Denver 196.875
Road Score 1 196.900
Road Score 2 196.875
Road Score 3 196.500
Home/Road Score 1 197.150
Home/Road Score 2 197.125
Home/Road Score 3 196.975
  • Denver continued its assault on the name-teams with a 196.975 home score, following a 196.900 away total in a two-meet weekend.
  • Meet 2 was led by 9.950s from Karr on VT and Ross on BB and 9.925 from Chesnok on UB.
  • The lack of any of those big-team scores in the higher 197s inhibits Denver’s chances to move any higher for the moment, but also SEVENTH IN THE RANKINGS.
reddownarrow 8. Georgia 196.820
Road Score 1 196.975
Road Score 2 196.925
Road Score 3 196.800
Home/Road Score 1 197.075
Home/Road Score 2 196.875
Home/Road Score 3 196.525
  • Georgia scored another 196.9 on the road at Oklahoma but fell behind Denver by a hair, almost entirely on account of not having a 197 that counts. With Denver at home this coming weekend and unable to drop its lowest score, however, Georgia has the inside track to regain #7.
  • Snead’s 9.950 on VT and Marino’s equivalent score on FX led the team, as they so often do, in a meet where BB was the highest rotation score. Almost like Georgia is good on beam. Brand new world. It’s really vault and bars that we have to worry about.
green-up-arrow 9. Oregon State
196.635
Road Score 1 197.125
Road Score 2 196.825
Road Score 3 196.200
Home/Road Score 1 196.900
Home/Road Score 2 196.700
Home/Road Score 3 196.550
  • A season-high 197 away at Stanford sees Oregon State gain another spot in the rankings. Unable to drop that away 196.2 until Pac-12s (only remaining road meet), however, it may be difficult for OSU to keep up this spot and fend off the challenging teams with similar bold scores.
  • It was Gardiner taking the AA over McMillan in the great OSU AA battle this weekend, with 9.925 on BB and 9.900 on FX. Colussi-Pelaez also performed career-best routines on BB and FX, both for 9.900.
green-up-arrow 10. Boise State 196.605
Road Score 1 197.075
Road Score 2 196.700
Road Score 3 196.675
Home/Road Score 1 197.025
Home/Road Score 2 196.400
Home/Road Score 3 196.225
  • A 196.675 away at Alabama allows Boise State to drop a 195.300 from the first meet and move up two spots in the rankings. Unlike Oregon State, Boise State will have a chance to drop its 196.2 this weekend.
  • Means limited to one event and McGregor to two inhibited BSU’s scoring potential, though both did still manage team-high-tying 9.875s (BB, VT respectively)
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 11. Kentucky 196.535
Road Score 1 196.950
Road Score 2 196.150
Road Score 3 195.850
Home/Road Score 1 197.475
Home/Road Score 2 197.100
Home/Road Score 3 196.625
  • A bit of a missed opportunity for Kentucky after a 9.7-heavy floor rotation over the weekend still resulted in a usable 196.625 to keep the #11 spot.
  • The winner of the weekly four-woman AA battle was Hyland, using 9.900 on BB and 9.875 on FX to sneak ahead with 39.375.
  • Korth’s 9.925 on VT still led the team across all events.
  • With that 195.850 available to be dropped this weekend, Kentucky does have the most likely path among the 9-12 teams to get back to #9.
reddownarrow 11. Michigan 196.535
Road Score 1 196.475
Road Score 2 196.025
Road Score 3 195.725
Home/Road Score 1 197.825
Home/Road Score 2 197.225
Home/Road Score 3 197.225
  • Michigan exploded for a 197.825 over the weekend, and everyone was like, “Whaaa?” and they were like, “Yeah.” That’s exactly what happened.
  • Everyone ever got a 9.9, including the whole floor rotation, and Karas took the AA with 39.600.
  • Michigan falls in the rankings because that 197.825 can’t be counted, but it does open up a little more room for the Wolverines to move up even with a home meet this weekend, though the real work will be done the following two weeks in getting rid of those low road scores. Though Michigan has fallen to a tie for 11th for now, a late surge toward #7 is still quite realistic.
green-up-arrow 13. Nebraska 196.450
Road Score 1 197.125
Road Score 2 196.550
Road Score 3 196.050
Home/Road Score 1 197.125
Home/Road Score 2 196.825
Home/Road Score 3 195.700
  • Nebraska continues providing a good example of how a small and fairly injured roster can peak at the right time, erasing that tragic start with yet another 197.
  • Taylor Houchin is the real deal, scoring 39.650 in the AA, the #3 total of the week, even while leading off two events.
  • Nebraska is off this coming weekend but has opened up enough of a gap over the trailing teams to stay ranking safe.
green-up-arrow 14. Iowa 196.150
Road Score 1 196.550
Road Score 2 196.400
Road Score 3 196.175
Home/Road Score 1 196.475
Home/Road Score 2 195.975
Home/Road Score 3 195.725
  • Iowa traveled to the land of season-highs over the weekend to get 196.550 at BYU, featuring 9.925s for Snyder and Youd on FX and BB.
  • The Hawkeyes cannot move up even with a season high in the next meet, but you know, 14th. The real trick will be remaining ahead of the rest because teams 14-21 could basically end up in any order next Monday.
reddownarrow 15. Missouri 196.145
Road Score 1 196.750
Road Score 2 196.350
Road Score 3 196.225
Home/Road Score 1 196.225
Home/Road Score 2 196.075
Home/Road Score 3 195.825
  • Missouri went to the true and eternal Land of Season-High Road Scores, Florida, for a 196.750, a score that can’t yet be counted and therefore didn’t prevent a drop in the rankings. Missouri has scored consistently this year, but RQS doesn’t so much care about that. RQS cares about big scores.
  • Surprise, surprise, Britney Ward was the team’s leading scorer, but this time it came from a 9.950 on BB, not on VT, a score achieved mid-McMurtry-hoopla.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 16. George Washington 196.140
Road Score 1 196.725
Road Score 2 196.150
Road Score 3 196.000
Home/Road Score 1 196.400
Home/Road Score 2 196.050
Home/Road Score 3 196.000
  • Similarly, George Washington snatched a massive 196.7 on the road over the weekend but can’t count it and therefore stays relatively steady in the rankings. In gymnastics, it isn’t real unless you do it twice.
  • Winstanley was the big winner of this meet, going 9.925 on UB and 9.900 on BB for a 39.550 AA total.
green-up-arrow 17. Washington 196.130
Road Score 1 196.450
Road Score 2 195.825
Road Score 3 195.325
Home/Road Score 1 197.175
Home/Road Score 2 196.750
Home/Road Score 3 196.300
  • A fine-but-frustrating 196.450 for Washington does the job in erasing a low road score but could have been higher if not for vault errors.
  • A 195.325 still to drop this weekend, however, gives Washington another shot at it and the best opportunity among this bunch of teams to move up the rankings with a solid result. Theoretically, Washington could even go ahead of Nebraska with a season-high.
  • Burleson records another nationally competitive AA score of 39.475, achieving 9.900 on FX and another couple scores among the bushel of 9.875s that Washington received.
reddownarrow 18. Auburn 196.090
Road Score 1 196.450
Road Score 2 196.400
Road Score 3 195.800
Home/Road Score 1 196.100
Home/Road Score 2 196.075
Home/Road Score 3 196.075
  • A fine-not-great 196.100 at home against LSU keeps Auburn stuck in low-196 land and opens up what is becoming a very real possibility that this depleted team may end up unseeded unless the scores start heading into the higher 196s.
  • This weekend’s highlight was an exceptionally well-executed BB routine from Krippner that reached 9.925.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 19. Cal 196.000
Road Score 1 196.400
Road Score 2 195.725
Road Score 3 195.550
Home/Road Score 1 197.075
Home/Road Score 2 196.300
Home/Road Score 3 196.025
  • Keeping up with the Washingtons in their duel to see which team makes the evening at Pac-12s, Cal also recorded a fine-not-great 196.4 on the road to drop a low road total and will be looking to drop another one this weekend. TWINSIES.
  • Lead-off BB routines scoring 9.925 was kind of a thing suddenly, and Sofie Seilnacht joined Houchin and Howard (AZ) on that parade with a team-leading score that took Cal to its best event total.
green-up-arrow 20. Illinois 195.995
Road Score 1 196.625
Road Score 2 196.050
Road Score 3 195.450
Home/Road Score 1 196.550
Home/Road Score 2 196.025
Home/Road Score 3 195.900
  • A mixed-bag of meets for Illinois this weekend, beginning with a season-high road 196.625 and ending with a bars fall of a 195.450 that still has to be counted, keeping Illinois down in the rankings for the time being.
  • The first meet, the good one, featured Leduc going 9.925 on BB and FX, while the second meet…had a lot of 9.7s.
green-up-arrow 21. Southern Utah
195.915
Road Score 1 196.600
Road Score 2 195.800
Road Score 3 194.325
Home/Road Score 1 196.725
Home/Road Score 2 196.700
Home/Road Score 3 196.150
  • Well, look who decided to show up. Southern Utah finally has an RQS after deigning to compete a third time on the road for 196.600. Because of that 194.325, this ranking is misleadingly low and will remain so until SUU’s two-meet road weekend beginning March 10th. Watch out for a late surge from this one.
  • It was a 9.875-parade that took SUU to the 196.600 total, though I was most impressed by Becky Rozsa’s 9.850 on UB.
green-up-arrow 22. Utah State
195.775
Road Score 1 196.200
Road Score 2 195.725
Road Score 3 195.700
Home/Road Score 1 196.300
Home/Road Score 2 195.850
Home/Road Score 3 195.400
  • Apparently, everything is coming up Utah as Utah State continued challenging the big girls with a 196.200 road score in a third-place finish in Nebraska.
  • Madison Ward’s 9.900 led the team, aided by Peel’s 9.875 on BB.
green-up-arrow 23. Arizona 195.680
Road Score 1 196.275
Road Score 2 195.650
Road Score 3 195.425
Home/Road Score 1 196.100
Home/Road Score 2 195.850
Home/Road Score 3 195.375
  • Finally able to get rid of a hideous early-season 193, Arizona moves up closer to a rank the quality of the team merits after a season-high visit to UCLA.
  • Like Seilnacht for Cal, it was Krysten Howard’s lead-off BB score of 9.925 that caught the eye for Arizona, especially because it originally received 9.725, like the judges finally decided to be super critical, but just for her and never again. Schenider also landed her FX passes as well as she ever has for 9.900.
green-up-arrow 24. Eastern Michigan
195.670
Road Score 1 195.925
Road Score 2 195.400
Road Score 3 195.325
Home/Road Score 1 196.000
Home/Road Score 2 195.950
Home/Road Score 3 195.750
  • After a couple rough early-season meets, EMU is starting to peck around that 196 mark and has been rewarded by reentering the top 25.
  • Kendall Valentin’s UB routine has been a staple of the unheralded routines section below, but no more now that EMU is into the 25. She did lead the team once again with a 9.925 this weekend, obviously.
reddownarrow 25. Ohio State 195.595
Road Score 1 196.450
Road Score 2 195.950
Road Score 3 194.375
Home/Road Score 1 196.075
Home/Road Score 2 195.800
Home/Road Score 3 195.775
  • Ohio State drops a number of places after a home 195.225, featuring a three-fall beam catastrophe for 47.850, that couldn’t be counted. This does seem to be a temporary state because of the very low road score that can still be dropped, so expect Ohio State to move back up as early as this weekend’s visit to Denver.

I’m ready for the postseason. That was the overwhelming feeling coming from this most recent batch of meets. We’ve got it. We’re good. We’ve seen your routine like 8 times now, and we’ve got the gist. Let’s get to mattering. We still have two weekends of regular-season action remaining before the conference championships, but those need to be now instead.

A pretty clear top six has established itself. We may still see some repositioning among that group, especially in the 4-6 zone, but I would be quite surprised if the current top-6 doesn’t end up being our set of #1 regional seeds (something UCLA actually hasn’t done since 2013). Continue reading Week 8 Rankings, Notes, RQS Update

Week 7 Rankings, Notes, RQS Update

WEEK 7 RANKINGS
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 1. Oklahoma 197.890
Road Score 1  198.350
Road Score 2  198.075
Road Score 3  197.925
Home/Road Score 1  198.025
Home/Road Score 2  197.750
Home/Road Score 3  197.675
  • Oklahoma debuts in RQS with a total of 197.890, already just shy of the program-record RQS of 197.920. It would take a score of 197.850 this weekend against Georgia to set a new program-best mark. The all-time record is 198.055, which is not out of the question if these 198s continue.
  • 198.350.
  • Maggie Nichols’ 39.925.
  • Nichols ranked #1 in the AA and on all four events.
  • Yeah.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 2. LSU 197.655
Road Score 1 197.700
Road Score 2 197.700
Road Score 3 197.575
Home/Road Score 1 197.975
Home/Road Score 2 197.825
Home/Road Score 3 197.475
  • LSU strengths hold on #2 after a two-meet weekend of 197.700/197.975.
  • High road scores provide separation over Florida, while lack of 198s contribute to the deficit to Oklahoma. The #2 ranking looks increasingly like LSU’s regular-season lot.
  • 9.975s on FX from Gnat (meet 1) and Kelley (meet 2) lead the team, but Myia Hambrick continues her enigmatic mid-season roller coaster of falls. Beating OU will be tough under any circumstances, but it absolutely requires peak Hambrick in the AA, even if it means putting her back to the full on vault if that is more comfortable.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 3. Florida 197.435
Road Score 1 197.425
Road Score 2 197.325
Road Score 3 197.125
Home/Road Score 1 197.975
Home/Road Score 2 197.700
Home/Road Score 3 197.600
  • The Gators’ mediocre away 197.125 (that counts as mediocre now) sees them lose ground to LSU in the RQS race. The home scores are excellent, but those current road scores will get them no higher than third. Getting a high road total March 5th at LSU will be critical in Florida’s quest to pull a Captain Jack Harkness and hold off the 4-5-6.
  • Boren’s 39.500 AA, McMurtry’s 9.975 UB lead the way this week. Chant returns on VT, UB, while Baker remains limited to UB, BB.
green-up-arrow 4. Alabama 197.085
Road Score 1 197.225
Road Score 2 197.050
Road Score 3 196.700
Home/Road Score 1 197.825
Home/Road Score 2 197.350
Home/Road Score 3 197.100
  • The introduction of RQS allows Alabama to move up two spots by virtue of having competed in more meets and being able to drop those low 195s scored during the weekend that shall not be named.
  • One score in the upper-197 range, however, won’t be able to sustain this ranking against the push from UCLA and Utah, so Alabama still needs to get out of this lower-197 streak over the next few weeks.
  • Nickie Guerrero’s “you started celebrating too early so you only get a 9.975” and Winston’s 39.500 AA were Alabama’s highs in a comfortable 197.350 win over Auburn.
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 5. Utah 196.965
Road Score 1 197.150
Road Score 2 196.900
Road Score 3 196.525
Home/Road Score 1 197.875
Home/Road Score 2 197.625
Home/Road Score 3 196.625
  • Utah stays at #5 despite the completely controversy-free, gentle stroll through the meadow against UCLA that resulted in a 197.875 and had no issues for us to talk about at all. Road scores need to improve to expect to move any higher or fend off UCLA for long.
  • Skinner’s 39.675 AA and 9.9s on three events were the scoring highlights. Plus, everyone got a career-high on floor, even Tom and that PA lady.
reddownarrow 6. UCLA 196.935**
Road Score 1 197.500
Road Score 2 197.325
Road Score 3 197.150
Home/Road Score 1 198.125
Home/Road Score 2 196.825
Home/Road Score 3 195.875
  • **This is different from UCLA’s official weekly total because it includes Monday’s meet against Bridgeport/USU. That score doesn’t change the ranking, however, because it was horrible.
  • Ross brought the biggest highlights for UCLA over the weekend with her second-career 10 on UB on Saturday and her first-career 10 on BB on Monday.
  • UCLA had a 197 going on Monday until the D-team floor lineup fell three times for 48.000. Macy Toronjo, however, did debut with an excellent FX for 9.900. Get her in the real lineup.
  • The Bruins will take heart from being so close to Alabama and Utah while still counting a ratty 195.
green-up-arrow 7. Georgia 196.735
Road Score 1 196.975
Road Score 2 196.800
Road Score 3 196.525
Home/Road Score 1 197.075
Home/Road Score 2 196.875
Home/Road Score 3 196.500
  • Georgia’s ascent up the rankings this week is essentially an advertisement for RQS, which once and for all allows everyone to pretend that first-meet 193 never happened. Suddenly, RQS looks totally fine, if a little lacking in the big numbers needed to challenge for a spot in the top 6.
  • The 196.975 from Friday is Georgia’s away-high this season, led by three scores in the 9.9s from Rachel Dickson.
  • Snead continued her gradual return, competing VT and UB.
green-up-arrow 8. Denver 196.550
Road Score 1 196.875
Road Score 2 196.500
Road Score 3 195.900
Home/Road Score 1 197.150
Home/Road Score 2 197.125
Home/Road Score 3 196.350
  • Denver uses another 197 to leapfrog a bunch of other contending teams, predominantly because Denver doesn’t have the same degree of unfortunate 195s overstaying their welcome. With five meets left, Denver doesn’t yet have to count anything under the 197s.
  • Maddie Karr scored a 10.000 on VT with her Y1.5 to lead the team to a season-high 197.150, supported by 9.925s from Addison (FX) and Ross (BB).
reddownarrow 9. Michigan 196.500
Road Score 1 196.475
Road Score 2 196.025
Road Score 3 195.725
Home/Road Score 1 197.225
Home/Road Score 2 197.225
Home/Road Score 3 197.050
  • A season-high-tying 197.225 doesn’t prevent Michigan from dropping in the rankings because of the increased emphasis RQS places on road performance. Michigan’s home scores are competitive for a spot in the top 6, but the road scores are and will continue to be a hindrance to maintaining a place in the top 10 because the next two meets are at home.
  • McLean was the star of the show over the weekend, upgrading to her 1.5 for 9.975 on VT and leading the FX rotation with 9.900.
green-up-arrow 10. Oregon State 196.370
Road Score 1 196.825
Road Score 2 196.200
Road Score 3 195.575
Home/Road Score 1 196.900
Home/Road Score 2 196.700
Home/Road Score 3 196.550
  • The Beavs’ five-week run of 196s gets them into the top 10 with the potential to move higher because of that 195.5, a score we’d expect to be dropped this coming weekend in a visit to Stanford.
  • Gardiner’s 9.950 on BB led event scores, and Gardiner and McMillan shared the AA title with 39.425.
  • That Cal PA announcer will be figuring out the bars lineup any minute now.
reddownarrow 11. Kentucky 196.360
Road Score 1 196.950
Road Score 2 196.150
Road Score 3 195.850
Home/Road Score 1 197.475
Home/Road Score 2 197.100
Home/Road Score 3 195.750
  • Once again this weekend, Kentucky was send to bed with its chronic case of Sudden 195-itis. This is happening a little too often, and those bouts with 195s account for Kentucky’s drop in the rankings. RQS is Kentucky’s friend this season because it allows all those scores to be dropped in time, as long as Kentucky hits two of the next four meets, particularly those last two road encounters.
  • Dukes led the AA bunch this week with 39.225, which quite is low by Kentucky’s standards as Hyland, Korth, and Stuart all had errors.
reddownarrow 12. Boise State 196.330
Road Score 1 197.075
Road Score 2 196.700
Road Score 3 196.400
Home/Road Score 1 197.025
Home/Road Score 2 196.225
Home/Road Score 3 195.300
  • Boise State has competed in fewer meets than most of the other top schools and therefore has not yet been able to drop that opening-weekend 195.3. Hence the fall to 12th. With that score presumably going away this weekend, Boise State is poised to gain a couple spots and could challenge for the top 10 again even with only a mid-196.
  • No surprise that UB was the highest-scoring event en route to the 196.700 this week, with McGregor’s 9.900 leading the way.
green-up-arrow 13. Missouri 196.020
Road Score 1 196.350
Road Score 2 196.225
Road Score 3 196.075
Home/Road Score 1 196.225
Home/Road Score 2 195.850
Home/Road Score 3 195.725
  • Missouri’s consistency of scoring in the low 196s is both its asset and curse. For now, it accounts for the rise in ranking as we switch to RQS because of the absence of a counting disaster. In time, however, those already-bold 196.2-196.3 scores will be trouble since many of the teams ranked below have better bold scores.
  • Missouri’s 196.350 ranked last in the GymQuarters quad but was still a season-high (because of GymQuarters) and did feature Aspen Tucker’s 9.925 on VT.
green-up-arrow 14. Auburn 196.015
Road Score 1 196.450
Road Score 2 196.400
Road Score 3 195.800
Home/Road Score 1 196.075
Home/Road Score 2 196.075
Home/Road Score 3 195.725
  • Quite like Missouri, Auburn was able to wrench out a season-high over the weekend of 196.450, which creates a relatively even RQS picture and a total over 196. The absence of big totals will become a problem soon.
  • Auburn did not end up challenging Alabama much in the loss on Friday, but 9.900s from Engler (UB) and Krippner (FX) did stand out.
green-up-arrow 15. Nebraska 195.985
Road Score 1 197.125
Road Score 2 196.550
Road Score 3 196.050
Home/Road Score 1 196.825
Home/Road Score 2 195.700
Home/Road Score 3 194.800
  • With a significant increase in quality over the last couple meets, Nebraska has recorded some very competitive totals that rank ahead of what the likes of Missouri and Auburn have been scoring, but actually moving ahead is all dependent on dropping that 194.800 that’s currently keeping them down. Three chances.
  • The season-high 197.125 came on the back of a 9.9-a-thon on FX, led by 9.950 from Houchin.
green-up-arrow 16. George Washington 195.970
Road Score 1 196.150
Road Score 2 196.100
Road Score 3 196.000
Home/Road Score 1 196.400
Home/Road Score 2 196.050
Home/Road Score 3 195.550
  • Two scores, both over 196, resurrected GW from last week’s drop to create quite an appealing and even RQS picture with no rough numbers. Right now, it’s just shy of the level it should take to get a seeded place at regionals, which is a bit farther into the 196s.
  • The 9.925 VT and 39.350 AA score from Winstanley led GW to a middle-child finish in the LSU tri-meet on Sunday, only a couple counting 9.6s away from a truly high total.
green-up-arrow 17. Iowa 195.950
Road Score 1 196.400
Road Score 2 196.175
Road Score 3 195.725
Home/Road Score 1 196.475
Home/Road Score 2 195.975
Home/Road Score 3 195.475
  • Iowa finally breaks out of the 22nd-place box after another 196.4 on Friday. The team is aided by a solid balance of useful home and away scores and being able to drop its weakest performances, scores that still afflict a number of other teams hovering around the high teens.
  • The fall-laden 194.200 on Sunday at LSU was not a particularly auspicious result, but thanks to the magic of RQS, it has been quietly removed and no one is the wiser.
reddownarrow 18. Washington 195.875
Road Score 1 195.825
Road Score 2 195.325
Road Score 3 195.175
Home/Road Score 1 197.175
Home/Road Score 2 196.750
Home/Road Score 3 196.300
  • Welcome to the frustration of trying to explain RQS rankings to people who don’t know anything, as Washington recorded a massive 197.175 over the weekend and promptly fell four places in the rankings and lost ground to teams that scored much worse. Congratulations!
  • The reason: road scores. RQS protects against teams that only score well at home, and right now Washington is in that position. There will be no moving up until those low 195s go away.
  • Burleson’s 39.575 AA score tied for the third-highest in the country over the weekend. The country.
reddownarrow 19. Cal 195.785
Road Score 1 195.725
Road Score 2 195.550
Road Score 3 195.325
Home/Road Score 1 197.075
Home/Road Score 2 196.300
Home/Road Score 3 196.025
  • See: Washington. Cal, too, managed to reach the 197s for the first time this year and fall in the rankings regardless because of low away scores. If Cal wants to ensure a seeded spot at regionals this year, that means three 196s from the three remaining road meets.
  • Alicia Gallarzo’s 9.925 on UB during that “who am I, where am I” bars rotation just edged out a number of other 9.900s for the team’s high score of the weekend.
reddownarrow 20. Ohio State 195.595
Road Score 1 196.450
Road Score 2 195.950
Road Score 3 194.375
Home/Road Score 1 196.075
Home/Road Score 2 195.800
Home/Road Score 3 195.775
  • OSU will finish the season with three consecutive road meets, and pretty much the entire ranking outlook depends on dropping that 194.375 during one of those meets because otherwise hanging around a 196 final total seems plausible.
  • Ohio State just edged out West Virginia at home over the weekend thanks to two 9.9s and a 39.375 AA total from Mattern.
green-up-arrow 21. Arkansas 195.535
Road Score 1 196.375
Road Score 2 195.350
Road Score 3 195.025
Home/Road Score 1 196.275
Home/Road Score 2 195.825
Home/Road Score 3 195.200
  • Arkansas will want to erase last weekend’s 195.200 as soon as possible (along with that still-counting 195.025), but TEAM HOGS nonetheless moves up for the time being. The trouble may come when the teams ranked below drop their 194s, which means Arkansas needs to get back on the 196 train the next couple weeks on the road to fend them off..
  • Yamzon’s 39.300 AA and Nelson’s 9.900 FX led the team over the weekend, but weren’t able to make up for a beam implosion.
reddownarrow 22. Illinois 195.495
Road Score 1 196.050
Road Score 2 195.300
Road Score 3 194.200
Home/Road Score 1 196.550
Home/Road Score 2 196.025
Home/Road Score 3 195.900
  • Illinois’s season-high 196.550 is a score much more befitting of the expectations we have for the Illinois program, but a couple disastrous early-season away scores remain a giant problem. Illinois does benefit from having five meets left instead of four, still with several more chances to drop all the unfortunate totals.
  • 9.925s were big the winners for the Illini over the weekend, from both Hodan on BB and Leduc on FX.
green-up-arrow 23. New Hampshire 195.290
Road Score 1 196.075
Road Score 2 195.075
Road Score 3 194.700
Home/Road Score 1 196.450
Home/Road Score 2 195.425
Home/Road Score 3 195.175
  • New Hampshire is back! The 196.450 home score and season-high on Sunday vaulted UNH into the top 25 by way of finally being able to make the back-to-back 193s to start the season go far, far away.
  • Mulligan recorded yet another 9.900 on UB, as we’ve come to expect, but this time she was joined by Doolin’s 9.900 on FX and a very competitive 39.400 AA score from Pflieger.
green-up-arrow 24. Utah State 195.595**
Road Score 1 195.725
Road Score 2 195.700
Road Score 3 195.300
Home/Road Score 1 196.300
Home/Road Score 2 195.850
Home/Road Score 3 195.400
  • **This score differs from Utah State’s official weekly ranking because it includes Monday’s 195.700 at UCLA, which brings USU up to 195.595 and would mean a ranking of #21 if it were included in the rankings.
  • It was a significant weekend for Utah State as a home 196.300 allowed for dropping a 191 and Monday’s performance allowed for dropping a 194.0. Suddenly, Utah State is a thing.
green-up-arrow 24. Iowa State 195.270
Road Score 1 196.125
Road Score 2 195.350
Road Score 3 194.325
Home/Road Score 1 195.775
Home/Road Score 2 195.625
Home/Road Score 3 195.275
  • ISU will use this 195.625 from its final home meet of the season but would have been hoping for more reinforcements before heading out on a series of away meets since most of the other teams in the top 25 currently have more and higher 196s. Erasing that 194.3 is essential, but so is erasing those lower 195s if this ranking is to be maintained.
  • Haylee Young did manage another 9.900 on BB and a 39.425 in the AA to save a result that could have gone in a very troubling direction without her.

Full rankings at RTN.

Note that Southern Utah is not included here after starting the season two weeks late and not yet having enough road meets to be eligible for RQS.

Also note that Eastern Michigan‘s 196.000 from Monday would see it go into 24th place, ahead of New Hampshire and Iowa State, were those scores included in the week’s rankings.

  • The introduction of RQS this week didn’t change much at the very top of the rankings, but it did produce quite a few shakeups lower down. Benefiting were teams that have competed in more than six meets so far and can drop their weak scores, like Georgia, as well as teams with relatively even home and away totals, like Missouri and Iowa.

Continue reading Week 7 Rankings, Notes, RQS Update

RQS Outlook 2017

RQS season approaches. Gird your loins. In preparation for this most hallowed of unnecessarily complicated seasons beginning next Monday, this is a breakdown of where all the teams currently stand in the RQS picture.

For a refresher (or just a fresher) on how RQS works, please see the RQS Explained page.

Note: A handful of significant teams still don’t have enough meets for RQS as of today, so the current RQS rankings found at the bottom of each team’s table will overstate the actual position of many for the time being. Scores in bold are guaranteed to be included among the six and can no longer be bumped out.

I’ve included my RQS Calculator (Excel file) here for download if you’d like to play around with it yourself to input scores as they come in or check potential scores to see how they would change the rankings. (HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY.) Reader Kaitlyn also has some excellent color-coded Google spreadsheets on team averages and home/away event scores and RQS calculation if you’d like to check those out.

1. OKLAHOMA
Road Score 1  198.075
Road Score 2  197.925
Road Score 3  197.425
Home/Road Score 1  198.025
Home/Road Score 2  197.750
Home/Road Score 3  197.675
RQS  197.760
Current RQS rank  1
2. LSU
Road Score 1 197.700
Road Score 2 197.575
Road Score 3 197.475
Home/Road Score 1 197.825
Home/Road Score 2 197.475
Home/Road Score 3 197.425
RQS 197.530
Current RQS rank 2
3. FLORIDA
Road Score 1 197.425
Road Score 2 197.325
Road Score 3 197.100
Home/Road Score 1 197.975
Home/Road Score 2 197.700
Home/Road Score 3 197.600
RQS 197.430
Current RQS rank 3

The top three teams are in perfectly fine shape and could basically coast for the rest of the regular season and still be comfortable getting a #1 seed at a regional, at least if that were their ultimate goal. The major difference among the three at this point is the road scores, accounting for Oklahoma’s superiority and which Florida will have to pick up to challenge the other two.

For next Monday’s rankings, Oklahoma is already guaranteed to retain the #1 ranking, but Florida could move up on LSU. Continue reading RQS Outlook 2017

Week 6 Rankings and Notes

WEEK 6 RANKINGS
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 1. Oklahoma 197.813
  • 198.075 is OU’s second time breaking 198 this season
  • Sooners expand lead heading into RQS season
  • Nichols wins AA (BUT WHAT???), records first 10.000 on FX
  • Jackson’s FX 9.975, Dowell’s VT 9.950, Capps’ BB 9.950 also lead
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 2. LSU 197.579
  • 197.700 is LSU’s highest total since season-opener
  • Edney wins AA again with 39.500
  • 9.950s from Hambrick (BB), Gnat (FX)
  • Harrold debuts in the VT lineup with 1.5
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 3. Florida 197.521
  • Season-high 197.975 at home to beat Georgia
  • McMurtry scores third career 10.000 on UB
  • 9.975s from Hundley (UB) and Slocum (VT) are career-highs
  • Boren wins AA with 39.725
green-up-arrow 4. UCLA 197.025
  • 198.125 is the top score in the country so far this year
  • Team’s highest total since March 2004
  • Crack ain’t just for red states…
  • First career 10.000s for Kocian, Lee (UB)
  • 9.975s for Ohashi (BB) and Ross (UB)
reddownarrow 5. Utah 196.879
  • Utes fall behind the Bruins with 196.525 loss to Oregon State
  • 9.900s from Skinner on VT, FX lead team
  • Fall behind after counting two 9.775s on UB
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 6. Alabama 196.725
  • Returns to earth a bit with 197.050 loss to Kentucky
  • Winston leads team AA with 39.500
  • Guerrero 9.950 on BB is team’s high score
  • Mahoney returns to UB lineup with 9.900
green-up-arrow 7. Boise State 196.405
  • Second-straight 197 bumps Boise State up to 7th
  • Remme leads with 39.475 AA, 9.925 on BB
  • Mejia leads UB with 9.925
reddownarrow 8. Michigan 196.338
  • Another week, another counting fall on UB
  • Michigan scrapes 196.025 but falls one spot
  • Artz wins AA with 39.575, FX with 9.925
  • Karas returns to AA (PHEW) with 9.875 on UB
green-up-arrow 9. Kentucky 196.257
  • Another week, another program record: 197.475
  • Korth, Hyland, Dukes go 1,2,3 in AA
  • 9.950s from Dukes, Hyland on BB are team’s high scores
reddownarrow 10. Georgia 196.229
  • Hovers around 49.1s for a hit meet and a 196.525
  • 9.900 from Babalis on beam (BEAM) is team’s top score
  • Snead returns on UB, and there was much rejoicing
green-up-arrow 11. Denver 196.161
  • Leapfrogs OSU with 197.125 win over Boise State
  • Karr wins AA with season-high 39.675
  • 9.950s for Karr and Addison on FX
  • 9.925 from Ogden takes UB to 49.400
reddownarrow 12. Oregon State 196.075
  • Drop one place despite 196.550 in win over Utah
  • McMillan ties for AA win w/ Skinner, leads team with 9.925 FX
  • McMillan ties for team lead on VT, UB, BB as well
  • McMillan, McMillan, McMillan
green-up-arrow 13. Southern Utah 195.940
  • A week of 196.7s puts SUU right back in the mix
  • 15 different gymnasts compete routines
  • Jorgensen takes FX with 9.950, Madison McBride UB with 9.925
green-up-arrow 14. Washington 195.875
  • 196.750 is the team’s highest total since March 2004 (a theme?)
  • Burleson wins AA with 39.425
  • Duranczyk scores career-high 9.950 on UB
reddownarrow 15. Missouri 195.861
  • Tigers drop after 195.725 quad meet win
  • Mistakes on UB drop total out of 196 contention
  • Ward’s 9.925 on VT leads team, obviously
green-up-arrow 16. Nebraska 195.729
  • Nebraska rights itself with second-straight score over 196.5
  • Laeng takes AA title with 39.325
  • 9.900 on BB from Schweihofer leads team
reddownarrow 17. Auburn 195.718
  • Counting UB mistake sends Auburn to 195.725
  • Otherwise team was on mid-196 pace
  • 9.900 on BB from Krippner was team’s high number
reddownarrow 18. Cal 195.708
  • Cal drops three spots after 195.325 loss to Arizona
  • Counting UB fall strikes again
  • Big VT scores of 9.900 after sticks from Peterson, Robinson
reddownarrow 19. Ohio State 195.646
  • Sneak win over Penn State with 195.950
  • Counting 9.6s on BB takes away a 196
  • 9.925s from Mattern (FX), Hofland (UB) lead team
reddownarrow 20. George Washington 195.613
  • Fall six ranking spots after 194.350
  • 0.000 on VT, followed by 9.5s, then 9.6s on UB destroy score
  • 9.825s on BB from Winstanley, Pfeiler are team highs
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 21. Illinois 195.517
  • Second week into the 196s with 196.050 loss to Iowa
  • Leduc’s 9.875 on FX is team high, followed by raft of 9.850s on VT BB
  • Leduc wins AA with 39.350
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 22. Iowa 195.489
  • For a sixth-straight week, since coaches poll, Iowa is stuck at #22
  • Season-high 196.475 in tri-meet win
  • Metcalf’s 9.925 on BB leads the team
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 23. Arkansas 195.467
  • Despite having 1.75 total working legs, Arkansas hits 196 zone again
  • Garner records career-high 9.900 on UB
  • McGlone crashes into VT table in warmups, makes me 100% pee pants
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 24. West Virginia 195.108
  • WVU clings to #24 despite poor 194.575
  • Three BB mistakes lead to 47.675, with no chance of survival
  • 9.875s from Goldberg, Wright on UB
green-up-arrow 25. Arizona 195.038
  • Jumps back into top 25 after 196.100 in win over Cal
  • Score includes counting a BB fall
  • 9.925 from Schneider on FX leads

Full rankings at RTN.

Theme of the week: gargantuan scores. Three teams scored over 197.9, four 10s were awarded along with a further five 9.975s, and in all eighteen 10s were given out by individual judges. We’re currently on pace to challenge the twenty-seven 10s awarded during 2014. It’s still nowhere near 2003-2004 levels, but there’s still time! (He says, pulling his own skin off.) Continue reading Week 6 Rankings and Notes

Week 5 Rankings and Notes

WEEK 5 RANKINGS
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 1. Oklahoma 197.760
  • Sooners stay on track with an average-maintaining 197.675
  • Nichols remains #1 AA with 39.850, gets first 10.000 on BB
  • OU is #1 on UB, BB, FX, #2 on VT behind Florida
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 2. LSU 197.555
  • LSU’s 197.425 home score v. Missouri is season-low total (SO low)
  • 9.950s lead the scoring (VT-Hambrick, Gnat; FX-Gnat)
  • Edney wins AA for second week running with 39.375
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 3. Florida 197.430
  • Gators match LSU with still-acceptable 197.425 in loss to Alabama
  • Baker leads the charge with 39.575 AA, 9.950 on FX
  • Slocum’s 9.925 ties for VT victory, Boren goes 9.925 on FX
  • Alexander debuts on VT with 9.725
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 4. Utah 196.950
  • Utah counts UB fall for mediocre 196.450 in victory over Cal
  • Skinner leads the AA as usual with 39.500
  • Rowe adds 9.925 on FX
  • Strain on depth shows in uncharacteristic 9.7s on VT, UB
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 5. UCLA 196.750
  • UCLA holds steady after second-consecutive road 197
  • Kocian leads team with 39.625 AA, 9.950 on BB, FX
  • Ross scores career-high 9.975 on BB, but falls on UB, FX
  • Original Peng-Peng Lee beam sit takes away even higher score
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 6. Alabama 196.671
  • Tide stay put at #6 despite season-high 197.825 v. Florida
  • Winston scores first career 10, wins AA with 39.700
  • 9.950s also come from Winston (UB) and Sims (FX)
  • Jetter adds floor back for 9.850
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 7. Michigan 196.400
  • Michigan opens with UB falls, counting 8.9 for 196.475 total
  • 49.450 on BB, 49.400 on FX save what could have been a 195
  • 9.975 from Chiarelli (FX) and 9.950 from Marinez (BB) lead scoring
green-up-arrow 8. Boise State 196.238
  • Boise State breaks 197 in home rout of Southern Utah
  • As usual, UB leads the scoring with 9.900s from Mejia, Collantes
  • Remme’s 39.450 wins AA
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 9. Georgia 196.179
  • More Georgia BB woes for 196.500 final
  • One fall, three other scores of 9.700 or lower on BB take away a 197
  • Vaculik returns to the UB lineup with 9.900
  • Vega reaches 9.900 on FX
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 10. Kentucky 196.054
  • Kentucky gets back on 196 track with 196.150 loss to Georgia
  • Uncontrolled VT landings thwart possible upset bid
  • 9.925s on BB from Hyland, Dukes lead the team
green-up-arrow 11. Oregon State 195.980
  • OSU keeps chugging up the rankings with 196.200 win @ Arizona
  • Gardiner 9.950 on BB leads the scoring
  • Random counting 9.6s on BB, 9.7s on UB, FX take away higher total
reddownarrow 12. Denver 195.900
  • Five VTers finally caught up to Denver with a counting 8.750
  • Drop 4 ranking places with 194.500 final score
  • At least Maddie Karr went 39.400
reddownarrow 13. Missouri 195.883
  • A continuing theme of UB trouble hits Missouri for 195.425
  • Otherwise, Missouri was on 196 track on VT, BB, FX
  • Ward leads with 9.925 VT (better than 9.950 VT from 2 weeks ago)
green-up-arrow 14. George Washington 195.865
  • Season-high 196.400 jumps GW into the top 15 (the top 15! GW!)
  • The usual suspects do their usual thing
  • 9.900s from CDA (VT) and Raineri (FX) lead
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 15. Cal 195.785
  • Season-ending injury to Williams forces Cal to shuffle lineups
  • No counting falls but many 9.7s in 195.725 final
  • Team-high scores are 9.850 from Richardson (UB) and So Seilnacht (BB)
green-up-arrow 16. Auburn 195.717
  • Auburn gains one spot despite 196.075 in loss to Arkansas
  • Counting FX fall takes away a more useful score
  • Cerio goes 9.900 on both UB and FX
green-up-arrow 17. Washington 195.656
  • Counting UB fall removes chance for victory, mid-196
  • Washington still moves up one spot after 195.825
  • Flood of 9.875s (Hoffa – FX; Goings, Rose, Schaeffer – BB) lead team
  • Copiak returns to UB with 9.800
green-up-arrow 18. Ohio State 195.585
  • OSU moves up one after 195.775 home victory v. Rutgers
  • 9.925 from Mattern on FX leads team
  • Counting 9.6s on UB, BB take away possible 196
green-up-arrow 19. Nebraska 195.565
  • Mixed-bag weekend ultimately bumps Nebraska up one spot
  • BB and FX catastrophes lead to season-low 194.450 in meet 1
  • Lambert and Williams adding FX leads to season-high 196.825 in meet 2
reddownarrow 20. Southern Utah 195.425
  • Epic and tragic five-fall BB rotation leads to 194.325 final
  • Remember that time I talked about how good SUU would be on BB?
  • Madison McBride (VT), Yee (BB) lead team with 9.875s
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 21. Illinois 195.410
  • Illinois hits 196 for first time this year in victory over Minnesota
  • Leduc wins AA with huge 39.500, leads BB (9.950), FX (9.900)
  • Horth leads on UB with 9.875
equal-sign-clip-art-5pypjt-clipart 22. Iowa 195.325
  • For fifth-straight week, Iowa is #22 after 195.725 road score
  • 9.850s on UB (Zurawski), FX (Kaji, Snyder), lead to 49+ scores
green-up-arrow 23. Arkansas 195.305
  • Depleted Arkansas keeps winning somehow, 196.375 over Auburn
  • Garner returns to UB, ties for lineup-high with 9.850
  • Nelson’s 9.900 on BB leads the team
green-up-arrow 24. West Virginia 195.215
  • WVU moves up one after 195.950 away at Kent State
  • Koshinski’s 9.900s on VT, FX lead the team as usual
  • Counting 9.6s on UB, BB undermine score
green-up-arrow 25. Iowa State 194.938
  • Iowa State enters top 25 for first time this year with 195.775
  • Young leads team with 39.325 AA, 9.900 on FX

Full rankings at RTN.

We’ve reached the point in the season when even big scores aren’t necessarily going to move the rankings a whole lot at the top because the influence of a single score is relatively small. So, Alabama can record quite a significant result in beating Florida with the nation’s high score of the week but still remain at #6. The main movement at the top involved UCLA and Alabama inching closer to Utah and separating themselves from Michigan a bit more. Continue reading Week 5 Rankings and Notes